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‘Orange Is The New Black,’ George Takei Win GLAAD Media Awards: Video

By | Sunday May 4, 2014 @ 2:17pm PDT

george takei glaadNetflix series Orange Is The New Black won outstanding comedy, and Radius-TWC’s Concussion and The Weinstein Co.’s Philomena took home film honors Saturday night at the 25th GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday in New York City. (Scroll down for full winners from the night.) Twelve of the year’s 29 media categories were awarded at the Gotham bash following GLAAD’s April 12 LA ceremony. Star Trek‘s George Takei was honored with the Vito Russo Award; watch his acceptance speech below:

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25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Winners Announced

By | Saturday April 12, 2014 @ 10:01pm PDT

25th Annual GLAAD Media Award WinnersThe 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, honoring 12 of their 29 media categories, with comedian Ross Mathews hosting. Previously announced honorees include Jennifer Lopez, who received the Vanguard Award, a kudo that honors artists and media professionals whose work has increased the profile and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions is behind the ABC Family series The Fosters, which portrays a blended family with lesbian parents. Also Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak award by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page. The honor, named after a casting director who was a LGBT crusader, is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. The GLAAD Media Awards honor those who display a fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the LGBT community and their issues.  Additional awards will be presented at the org’s New York City event on Saturday, May 3.

Related: The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominees

Announced winners tonight include:

Pioneer Award  (presented by Wilson Cruz)
Norman Lear

Vanguard Award (presented by Rita Moreno)
Jennifer Lopez

Stephen F. Kolzak Award (presented by Ellen Page)
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black 

International Advocate for Change Award
Manny de Guerre, founder of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia

Outstanding Documentary
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GLAAD Media Awards Noms Unveiled

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 3:01am PST

The nation’s LGBT media advocacy group has revealed the nominees for its 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards. In the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category, Sundance Selects’ Blue Is The Warmest Color will go up against Focus Features’ Dallas Buyers Club, Sony Pictures Classics Kill Your Darlings, Sony Pictures’ The Mortal Instruments: City Of 25mediaawardslogoBones and The Weinstein Company’s Philomena. On the TV side, nominees for Outstanding Drama Series are The Fosters (ABC Family), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Orphan Black (BBC America), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) and Shameless (Showtime). The Comedy Series hopefuls are Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox), Glee (Fox), Modern Family (ABC), Orange Is The New Black (Netflix) and Please Like Me (Pivot). The MSNBC leads all networks with four noms, followed by ABC with three. Sony Pictures, The Weinstein Company and Breaking Glass Pictures are the only multiple nominees on the film side. The honors recognize media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Here is the full list of nominees in 29 categories: Read More »

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Steve Warren Takes On Justices Scalia & Thomas At GLAAD Media Awards: Video

By | Sunday May 12, 2013 @ 1:40pm PDT

Hollywood power attorney Steve Warren delivered another impassioned speech in the name of gay rights at last night’s third leg of the annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco. There he turned his sights again on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the target of his ire at last month’s LA event. Watch Warren’s speech here (full list of GLAAD honorees follow):

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Jennifer Lawrence & Harvey Weinstein At GLAAD Awards: Video

By | Sunday April 21, 2013 @ 12:32pm PDT

Harvey Weinstein read from notecards and Jennifer Lawrence joked about her Oscars faceplant as the pair bantered onstage at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards. Then Lawrence flubbed former President Bill Clinton’s name as the Silver Linings Playbook duo presented the Advocate For Change Award:

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2013 GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Perks Of Being A Wallflower’, ‘The New Normal’, ‘American Horror Story’

By | Saturday April 20, 2013 @ 10:35pm PDT

Jennifer Lawrence and Harvey Weinstein presented the inaugural Advocate for Change Award to former President Bill Clinton at tonight’s 24th GLAAD Media Awards held at the JW Marriott in LA. Attorney Steve Warren received the Stephen F. Kolzak award from Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio while Summit’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and NBC’s The New Normal topped film and TV awards. Here’s the full list of winners:

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Bill Clinton, Steve Warren Draw Glitzy Crowd For GLAAD Media Awards

By | Friday April 12, 2013 @ 10:10am PDT
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The GLAAD Media Awards, which will honor former President Bill Clinton and top Hollywood attorney Steve Warren next Saturday in Los Angeles, are drawing quite a crowd. Stars coming out (no pun intended) to participate in the show include Leonardo Di Caprio, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Drew Barrymore, Tobey McGuire, Elle Fanning, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Betty White, Johnny Galecki and Ellen Barkin. More names expected to be added.

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GLAAD Media Awards To Honor Bill Clinton, Top Hollywood Attorney Steve Warren

By | Wednesday April 3, 2013 @ 10:46am PDT
Mike Fleming

Bill ClintonEXCLUSIVE: The 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles has set its honorees: former President Bill Clinton will receive GLAAD’s first Advocate for Change Award; and Steve Warren, the top Hollywood attorney, will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

The event will be held at the JW Marriott on April 20 and there will be more excitement than usual in the air as this is right in the midst of Supreme Court deliberations regarding the constitutionality of Prop 8 and DOMA, which will have profound impact on gay marriage and whether equal protections extend to gays and lesbians. That landmark decision is expected to be delivered in June. Big star power is expected at the event. Among the confirmed presenters so far are Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence. They are all Warren’s clients. Read More »

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‘Smash’, ‘Amazing Race’, Anderson Cooper, Brett Ratner Honored At GLAAD Awards

By | Saturday March 16, 2013 @ 10:45pm PDT

NBC’s Smash and CBS’ The Amazing Race were honored tonight at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.  Smash was named best drama series and Amazing Race took the nod for best reality series. How To Survive A Plague, a film chronicling the rise of activism in the early years of AIDS, was named best documentary.

Dressed as a Boy Scout, Madonna presented the previously announced Vito Russo Award to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Russo, who died in 1990, was a film historian who voiced concerns about how gays and lesbians are portrayed in the media. Movie director Brett Ratner received GLAAD’s inaugural Ally Award. The award for Ratner represented a turnaround from a little over a year ago when he dropped out as producer of last year’s Academy Awards after joking at an early press conference that “rehearsing is for fags”. Ratner since worked with the group to produce a public service campaign, GLAAD Coming Out For Equality.

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Anderson Cooper To Receive GLAAD Honor

By | Saturday March 2, 2013 @ 6:55am PST

GLAAD announced that Madonna will present CNN’s Anderson Cooper with the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender media advocacy organization’s Vito Russo Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York ceremony Saturday, March 16. The San Francisco ceremony is April 20. Cooper and Madonna are longtime friends. The Vito Russo Award is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has contributed to promoting equality. It’s named for Vito Russo, a founder of GLAAD and activist with ACT UP who chronicled early depictions of LGBT people in movies and in his book The Celluloid Closet. Previous honorees include Ricky Martin, Rosie O’Donnell, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, k.d. lang, Brian Graden, and Tom Ford.

Related: 2013 GLAAD Media Award Nominees Unveiled

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2013 GLAAD Media Award Nominees Unveiled

By | Wednesday January 16, 2013 @ 7:45am PST

GLAAD this morning announced 153 nominees in 33 categories for the group’s 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize media for outstanding images of the LGBT community. Winners will be unveiled in ceremonies March 16 in New York and April 20 in San Francisco. Here’s the full list:

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros. Pictures)
ParaNorman (Focus Features)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment)
Your Sister’s Sister (IFC Films)

Any Day Now (Music Box Films)
Keep the Lights On (Music Box Films)
Mosquita y Mari (Wolfe Releasing)
Musical Chairs (Paladin)
North Sea Texas (Strand Releasing)

Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The L.A. Complex (The CW)
Smash (NBC)
True Blood (HBO)

Glee (Fox)
Go On (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
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GLAAD Media Awards Honor Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, ‘Hot In Cleveland’, ‘Beginners’

GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization awarded its honors in Los Angeles tonight for most outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the media. AP is reporting that the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards went to ABC’s Modern Family for TV comedy series, the indie Beginners for wide-release film, and Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland in a tie for individual TV episode. The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson won the Vanguard Award. But it was Chaz Bono who picked up a pair of trophies: the 43-year-old transgender activist won the outstanding documentary prize for Becoming Chaz as well as the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

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GLAAD Honors Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, ‘Pariah’, CNN and ABC At NYC Event

By | Sunday March 25, 2012 @ 12:14pm PDT

Prolific musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron were among showbiz and news professionals honored Saturday night at GLAAD Media Awards celebration in New York City. Anderson Cooper 360 and ABC World News With Dianne Sawyer were also recognized for news segments. A list of winners at the New York event follows. Additional honorees will be announced April 21 in Los Angeles and June 2 in San Francisco.

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, executive producers of Smash

Katy Butler, openly gay 17-year-old anti-bullying advocate

Pariah (Focus Features)

Cinema Verite (HBO)

The ‘Sissy Boy’ Experiments, Anderson Cooper 360

Battle Against Bullying, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

Related: 23rd GLAAD Film/TV Awards Nominations

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